What's the protocol/etiquette for waiting to use a machine at the gym?

kaylaS91
I recently added using the machine in the weight room area for doing leg raises to my workout routine. Previously I'd never wander in there and just stick to the ellipitcal/mats. The past few days I hit the gym, the machine was taken adn I wasn't really sure how I should go about 'waiting in line'.

First I just saw by the mats, waited till it freed up before heading over. A few times though, someone would occupy it while I was walking over. The past few days I decided I'd just stand next to the machine so that when the guy is done using it, I'll step right up. Just not sure if that's weird? Will it look like I'm just being there to get attention from most of the guys, or is it rude to stand beside it due to possibly making him feel rushed?
What's the protocol/etiquette for waiting to use a machine at the gym?
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